Buffalo Flash Players at Act as Race Dignitaries at Watkins Glen International

Players Will Be Grand Marshals, Trophy Presenters and Sahlen's Hot Dog Eating Contest Judges

Buffalo Flash

A member of the Buffalo Flash heads a ball over a player from the Rochester Ravens

Ten players of the Buffalo Flash will be just as busy at WGI for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Saturday, June 6, as they are on the soccer field.  Members of the Buffalo soccer team will serve as grand marshals for the six-hour race.  Joining the players will be their head coach Aaran Lines and Assistant General Manager Oliver Petersen.  The players will spend most of the race walking around the track to sign autographs for fans, and will then help judge the 3rd Annual Sahlen’s Hot Dog Eating Contest near the Tiki Hut at 5:30 PM.  Following the contest, players will head to Gatorade Victory Lane where they will assist with the trophy presentation for the winners of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. 

In addition to the players, Olwyn Lines, mother of Head Coach Aaran Lines, will serve as the official starter of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.  She will present the field with the green flag to start the race shortly after 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 6th. 

“We are excited and honored to that the Buffalo Flash have been chosen as the official Grand Marshals for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.  I have attended the event several times, and it is always an exciting time,” stated Team President, Alex Sahlen.

Tickets for the entire 2009 season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now!  The season kicks-off with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen weekend, June 5-6, featuring the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, KONI Challenge, and NASCAR Camping World Series East.  Weekend tickets are only $35 and general admission for kids 12 and under is FREE when accompanied by an adult.  For tickets and information, please contact the WGI ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official Watkins Glen website at www.TheGlen.com. Tickets, gift certificates and track merchandise can be all purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen, Open Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4, Closed Sunday; 607-535-2338.

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